Another van full of gear stolen in Chicago. This is definitely a pattern.
New York hardcore band had their van stolen in Chicago on May 21st in Wicker Park, an area much loved by musicians. I am going to paste in the whole article here, but if you can give something to them via the paypal provided, please do. The original article is here.
My van was stolen yesterday in Chicago with everything Danny and I own in it, along with 4 friends’ guitars/personal items/passports. We’ve been away from home for nearly 6 months. Touring from New York to Florida, then out to LA. Stayed in LA for 3 months to write and record a full length while living in the van. And then planned to tour back through Canada finishing in NY.
We got through Canada but lost everything yesterday in Chicago. The window was smashed out, and the van was taken in broad day light near Wicker Park. Total of somewhere near $25k worth of amps, guitars, recording equipment, and personal belongings. We don’t have any type of insurance that will cover any of these losses. I’m going to try to update photos of all of the gear…I’ll post what would be most noticeable if it popped up somewhere around Chicago or anywhere.
Also, Some people have reached out wanting to donate. It’s truly amazing how supportive friends have been. If you want to help out at all there is a paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the gear, including the van, I bought from sleeping on my floor for 6 months while renting my room on airbnb and working full time at a Japanese restaurant. Danny incurred about 10k in debt buying recording equipment to finish the Mason Avery (His other project) record over the past 6 years that is now lost, as the four copies of mixes are on harddrives/computers/laptops in the van. Luckily, the Go Deep record is backed up in LA. We are feeling generally sick after pushing so hard to make music happen in our lives. If you want to help out, hit us on the paypal. Everything helps, and it will go directly to getting us back to being touring musicians.
If you have any questions regarding anything or have any leads, email me at email@example.com or get me on facebook. I’m gonna go buy a sweater now. It was cold last night.
Green Ford E-350 2001
License Plate GKJ3343
Driver-side rear view mirror has black tape holding it up.
Rear right tire is missing it’s hubcap.
Dent at bottom of passenger rear door. And rust along the bottom edges.
Select Items that may be noticable
Seafoam Green Dillion Mosrite Guitar
Fender “Musicmaster II” Red Guitar Serial – 151330
Fender Telecaster Sunburst Guitar – Serial – z9475201
Fender Telecaster White (Yellow Pickguard) Guitar Wear marks on front. Deftones sticker on back.
Gibson Les Paul Signature “T” Guitar Truss rod cover changed for blank. Black/Cream binding Serial-134921439
Hohner Dark Brown Acoustic Guitar (repaired crack on the neck)
Yamaha FG-180 Acoustic Guitar Serial – 1528031
2013 Black Fender “p” Bass Guitar MIM With black Pick Guard
Universal Audio Solo 610 Preamp for Microphone
Pearl Export Drum Kit Dark Green, (Kick, two tom drums)
Zildjian K Custom 20” Ride Cymbal
Zildjian K Custom 13” Dark Hi-Hat Cymbals (pair)
Zildjian A Custom 16” Medium Crash
Zildjian “17” Fast Crash
Peavey JSX Head (Front Logo Missing)
Peavey 3120 Head
Marshall 4×12 Cab (Light Color Wood)
Acoustic 370 Bass Head
Acoustic 406 2×15 Bass Cabinet
Glyph Small Black External Hard Drive. ««